Valentine's Day is just around the corner. To celebrate, we're sharing a list of our favorite books.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander is my favorite book because it's the start of a wonderful series AND a mix of many genres. It's not quite romance, not quite fantasy, not quite historical fiction - it's all of those things and more. Reading these books is like traveling along with a friend who leads a very dramatic life. The story is engrossing and Gabaldon's research is so good that I always learn something. - Meghan Kowalski, Outreach and Reference Librarian
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
This classic takes place in 19th century Russia. A parricide occurs. That's the action. Also, there are a lot of dialogues about God and the problem of radical evil between the two main characters: Alyosha, an Eastern Orthodox monk, and Ivan, a brilliant atheist. It's a philosophical novel-in part, a polemic against 18th century ideas popular during the age of enlightenment. - Carl Field, Cataloging Assistant
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
A Promised Land is the first volume of Barack Obama's widely anticipated presidential memoir. In it, he details his political rise, the 2008 campaign for president, and what his administration accomplished in their first 2.5 years in office. It was so refreshing to hear a politician speak humbly, passionately, honestly and with dignity. - Melba Broome, Director
Proving the stereotype that you shouldn't ask a librarian what their favorite book is, we have a round-up from our Access Services Librarian, Glen Benedict.
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